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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 3, 2007 6:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: East vs West

Now don't be doggin' on the west-coasters. I've lived on both sides of this great land of ours, and in the middle part of the country, and New Yorkers have nothing on San Franciscans as far as abstaining from the bong.

I wish I could say that I was able to catch some east coast shows, but unfortunately, that was not to be. Jerry passed away just a couple of months into my tenure in New York.

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Poster: tree-ap Date: Jul 3, 2007 6:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: East vs West

Oh no, not knockin' anybody. Besides, I was a three time bong hittin' champion;) Mad skills I'm still willing to put up against anyone. And I play equally as well on natural grass, or artificially fertilized, and in any venue.

I never made it any shows further west than Chicago, & I understand that the scenes were considerably different between coasts. Here, things could be quite draconian and dark.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 3, 2007 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: East vs West

I'm just hyper-freakin'-sensitive (see the Dry Your Eyes post). If it was left up to me, I'd go ten rounds with you, but with a hearing coming as part of the lingering aftermath of last year's unwarranted bust, I'm back in the abstinence mode.

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Poster: tree-ap Date: Jul 3, 2007 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: East vs West

Oh man...that sucks! But just imagine when you can again how little it'll take & how high you'll get. I know this won't make you feel any better, but I'll toast you in my next session.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 3, 2007 6:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: East vs West

My one regret Dead-wise was never seeing them in the Bay area.
I think the whole attitude is different. S.F. is much more laid back. The closest place in the East might be Cambridge, Mass. Harvard Square and all that.

But back in 1967, 68, or 69--the home turf, the old friends, the dance halls, the acid tests.

Still, I'm blessed to have seen all those gigs in New York.
I can still thumb my nose with pride.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 3, 2007 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: East vs West

The Boston gig's been cancelled. I wouldn't worry about it though, it's not a big college town.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 3, 2007 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: East vs West

That tour, SMELL THE GLOVE, rocked. I caught them opening for Puppet Show.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 3, 2007 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: East vs West

I knew someone would make the connection.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 3, 2007 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: East vs West

I missed the usually clear ironic insight????

Of course, Boston proper is one hell of an intellectual's paradise. I love the place--taking the T all around with Casey at the helm. But I had some of my best early--uh--experiences right off H. Square at my cousin's place--around 1967--getting that vibe. Seemed a little less frazzled than the Washington Square scene, a little more "hip" as far as the mind was concerned. Always enjoyed visiting.

There and Ann Arbor--now that place was a joy!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 3, 2007 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: East vs West

What about De Moynz?

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jul 3, 2007 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: East vs West

Actually I always thought of SF and Boston as kinda sister cities. They sorta have a similar vibe especially down in the Cambridge Harvard Square area as you mentioned.